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Cops: Contractor, 61, dies after fall from roof

A 61-year-old contractor who was working on the roof of a Hyperion Bank Branch on the northern edge of Northern Liberties slipped and fell to his death Friday afternoon, police said.

The accident happened on Girard Avenue near 2nd Street around 5:50 p.m., said Officer Tanya Little, a police department spokeswoman.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was working to remove pigeons from the roof and was pronounced dead by medics on the scene, Little said.